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Handwashing Hits

The prospect of this year’s spring smash, Covid 19, is pretty grim – there’s no dressing that up. But washing our hands is key to preventing us all going viral in the worst possible way. And by now, it’s well known that washing our hands in warm, soapy water for the length of time it takes you to sing Happy Birthday To You twice, many many times per day, is a Very Good Thing for humankind in general. But let’s face it – it’s a cracking little tune but every time? After every sneeze and cough? Leaving and entering the house or work? Touching doorhandles and steering wheels and lift buttons and what have you? I mean there’s earworms and there’s ‘OH MY GOD IF I HEAR THAT TUNE ONE MORE TIME…’.

So here at Sing Factory, we love a bit of variety – so instead of having Happy Birthday on repeat, let’s mix it up a little with these alternative handwashing hits …

Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle

First released in 1987, this classic is synonymous with the former GoGos singer and it hit No. 1 all over the world. It was Charlie Brooker’s inspiration for arguably one of the greatest Black Mirror stories – San Junipero *sniffs*. Plus it features what’s been called one of the greatest key changes in history so maybe you could work that in to your handwash routine and really belt it out as you head towards that final rinse.

Here’s the Suds It Up Section:

“Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth? / Ooh, heaven is a place on Earth / They say in heaven love comes first / We’ll make heaven a place on Earth / Ooh, heaven is a place on Earth”

Here’s the Suds It Up Section:
“Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth? / Ooh, heaven is a place on Earth / They say in heaven love comes first / We’ll make heaven a place on Earth / Ooh, heaven is a place on Earth”

Say My Name - Destiny's Child

Back in the day, no one was as squeaky clean as Destiny’s Child so this hit is perfect for keeping it spotless. Might we even suggest changing some of the lyrics to ‘Wash My Hands, Wash My Hands…?’ Too obvious? Here’s your Cleansing Chorus:

Say my name, say my name/If no one is around you/Say baby I love you/If you ain’t runnin’ game/Say my name, say my name/You actin’ kinda shady/Ain’t callin’ me baby/Why the sudden change/Say my name, say my name/If no one is around you/Say baby I love youIf you ain’t runnin’ game/Say my name, say my name/You actin’ kinda shady/Ain’t callin’ me baby/Why the sudden change

Jolene - Dolly Parton

Dolly’s having a real moment right now so it seems fitting to include her. Inspired – according to the enigmatic Great Smoky Mountain Songstress – by a bank clerk who flirted with her husband, Jolene is Dolly’s most-covered song with versions recorded by artists as diverse as Olivia Newton-John and the Sisters of Mercy so there’s no better time to self-isolate yourself with a bar of soap and do your own. Here’s your Corona chorus:

“Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene / I’m begging of you please don’t take my man / Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene / Please don’t take him just because you can”

Here’s your Corona chorus:
“Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene / I’m begging of you please don’t take my man / Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene / Please don’t take him just because you can”

Shallow - Lady Ga Ga and Bradley Cooper

Oh the drama! Act out your Star Is Born fantasies by belting out a chorus of Ally and Jackson’s tragic love song. Sing it solo, deliver it a deux – turn this into a total soap opera! Here’s your lather lyrics:

I’m off the deep end, watch as I dive in/I’ll never meet the ground/Crash through the surface, where they can’t hurt us/We’re far from the shallow now/In the shallow, shallow/In the shallow, shallow/In the shallow, shallow/We’re far from the shallow now/ (Oh, oh, oh, oh/Whoah!)

Final note – this bit’s optional but you can really go to town on it. Just maybe not in the loos at work or your local library, for example?

Get scrubbing – and give it socks!

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